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  • Well you can Sometimes

    In an event of an emergency, you can break the law such as a person trying to murder you, or if it is something like a cop is chasing a robber they are a loud to speed. The rest of this is simply because to reach the world limit I know the grammer is bad but pie is cheese

  • America wouldn't be a country is we didn't break some laws

    There is an exception to virtually every rule. There are reasons to speed in an emergency situation. There are reasons to disobey a standing government because of a long train of abuses. Not all laws are made in good faith, with the best interest of the people they are supposed to protect.

  • Yes there are occasions when it is ok to break the law.

    The key word occasions and I don't mean big ones like murder or theft. Like jaywalking when there isn't a car anywhere on the road or some of the older laws that shouldn't even be on the books. There are situations which following the law exactly defeats the spirit of the law. That is the bigger question. Following the spirit of the law in general is more important than following all the specific laws exactly as written.

  • If the law is against your conscience, then it is.

    We are not robots. We have a moral sense of what is right and wrong, and each individuals conscience may be different. Just because a government official is telling people to do it, does not mean it's right for people to do. Therefore, if it's against what one believes in, then one may have to break the law.

  • Sure it is.

    The question is almost asinine. Lots of lawbreakers are revered, even in our government mandated schools, such as our founding fathers and Harriet Tubman, just to name a few. The assertion that it is always wrong to break the law is an appeal to authority. Unless evidence is presented to justify a law, like not raping, then the law doesn't have any logical backing.

  • Yes, but within reason

    Laws are in place to keep us safe, and I do think that everybody should respect the law. That being said, there are situations wherein breaking the law is excuseable. One example would be speeding to the hospital when your wife is in labor. Another example might be using violence in self defense. Most police officers (in the case of speeding) or courts (in the case of self defense) make exceptions for culpability in such cases.

  • Laws can sometimes to be wrong

    In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal to be homosexual or engage in homosexual activities. Obviously, doing so is absolutely normal and is not wrong at all. Therefore, breaking the law by doing this in Saudi Arabia is definitely permissible. All over the world, there are many more examples of laws which are wrong.

  • It is very reasonable to break the law

    My example is you are on your way going back to the classroom after going to the bathroom, and you see this school shooter holding his gun to your friends and teacher. You are think about a way to help them: you think about to hit the person with something on the back. You then look around yourself the blank hallway all the way down only has a fell chairs and some desks. Then you thought of an idea: how about I break the leg off the chair? When you thought over it a second time, you suddenly remember that one on the rules on the student handbook is no vandalizing. You considered the problem over again. Should I save my friends or should I just hide in the hallway and follow the student handbook? Then you think that saving your friend’s life is more important so you decide to break the metal leg off the chair. What I just described was a situation where it is ok to break the law.

  • Yes yes yes

    If the government passed a law saying you are now slaves of the government. Not only is it your right to break the law, but it is your duty as an American or a Citizen of any free country to do so. Remember the People created the government and it is the People's duty to make sure laws passed by their servants(the government) are not only within their(the government) rights under their Constitution(s) but are also enacted so as not to infringe on any other rights protected.

  • Breaking the law is good

    It is okay to break the law if your personal safety is at risk and or if it is an emergency. Other then that the law is what it is and you can't change it. I need more words I'm adding in radom ones like pie is cheese or food

  • Vigilantism isn't a good thing.

    Taking the law into your own hands is a dangerous thing to do. It can be one-sided, fueled with rage. Many people don't reflect on their motives and consider the other person's side. Police are there to carry out justice. Innocent people are often caught up in this illegal business as by-standers.

  • Laws are in place to protect the public.

    Never should there be a reason that you must break the law. Every law is put in place for protection and other reasons as well. When people break the law if makes look as if breaking the laws is okay. Laws are important and never should there be a reason to break them.

  • Not all laws are in placed to protect you.

    What about laws that are in placed with ideologies that do not protect the general public or the greater good? Laws are completely relative. There is a difference between laws of protection such as it being illegal to murder, or harm others. However there were once laws that were in place which directly violated an individual's basic human rights. Apartheids, same-sex marriage laws, abortion laws etc. Laws which attempt to control and create social obedience rather than protect, are destined to be broken. Look at MLK for example and his letter from Birmingham prison. He says it is a moral code to disobey unjust laws.

  • Never break the law

    You dont need to break the law. Its bad and if u do it then everyone will do it then where would we be? People breaking the law all the time. All it takes is that one person to break it first. I would not want to be that person.

  • Nope, nope, nope

    By the government breaking the law, people will start doubting the reason as to why they were set from the start. The laws are there to hold people back and show their limits as a human being and as a citizen of a bigger society. If the government, being the people we look up to when it comes to politics, were to break the law, what would hold Americans as to not follow their lead? Everything comes with its circumstances. One decision, especially one this big, will always hold multiple risks.
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  • No probably not.

    The law is not made to be broken. It is made to stop certain things from happening like stealing, killing etc. Take Robin Hood for example. He stole from the rich to give to the poor. Undoubtedly, his intentions were good. But the matter of his religion remains. The early Robin Hood was a catholic (at least in irony) and The Bible says 'Thou must not steal'. Also the law is the law. So no. Even if your meaning was good, it is still against the law.

  • No probably not.

    The law is not made to be broken. It is made to stop certain things from happening like stealing, killing etc. Take Robin Hood for example. He stole from the rich to give to the poor. Undoubtedly, his intentions were good. But the matter of his religion remains. The early Robin Hood was a catholic (at least in irony) and The Bible says 'Thou must not steal'. Also the law is the law. So no. Even if your meaning was good, it is still against the law.

  • No probably not.

    The law is not made to be broken. It is made to stop certain things from happening like stealing, killing etc. Take Robin Hood for example. He stole from the rich to give to the poor. Undoubtedly, his intentions were good. But the matter of his religion remains. The early Robin Hood was a catholic (at least in irony) and The Bible says 'Thou must not steal'. Also the law is the law. So no. Even if your meaning was good, it is still against the law.

  • No probably not.

    The law is not made to be broken. It is made to stop certain things from happening like stealing, killing etc. Take Robin Hood for example. He stole from the rich to give to the poor. Undoubtedly, his intentions were good. But the matter of his religion remains. The early Robin Hood was a catholic (at least in irony) and The Bible says 'Thou must not steal'. Also the law is the law. So no. Even if your meaning was good, it is still against the law.

  • No probably not.

    The law is not made to be broken. It is made to stop certain things from happening like stealing, killing etc. Take Robin Hood for example. He stole from the rich to give to the poor. Undoubtedly, his intentions were good. But the matter of his religion remains. The early Robin Hood was a catholic (at least in irony) and The Bible says 'Thou must not steal'. Also the law is the law. So no. Even if your meaning was good, it is still against the law.


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